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Incense … no thank you!

Why is it that so many yoga teachers still burn copious quantities of incense during their classes?

There is a growing body of evidence indicating that the smoke from incense sticks can be carcinogenic …not surprising really …. is breathing in lots of smoke ever likely to be good for you?  And of course for anyone suffering from asthma, the smoke is a real problem.

In yoga, we encourage deep breathing … so even more reason to ensure it is not smoke filled air!

Of course  yoga teachers want to create a nice welcoming environment for our students, but,  I really think incense smoke should not be forced upon students.  By all means, use some incense prior to the class as a space cleaner, but not during please!

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